The Haiku President

A couple of months ago I began to wonder why every speech of George W. Bush sounded so weird to me. Then it dawned on me: he speaks in haiku!

He splits every sentence into short bursts of 2 – 4 simple words followed by a pause. Just listen to him speak and you’ll notice it, too.

I can only speculate on the cause of such speech style, but if I suspect it’s because seven, plus or minus two rule is more like four, plus or minus two with him.

Joseph Price (M.D.) has a different explanation.

One thing I’m absolutely sure about. It’s not because of his appreciation of foreign cultures. He has none.


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